The following guest post comes all the way from the UK! Kate Thompson is a 43 year old Mum of two gorgeous girls, Emily, 14 and Lauren, 8. She’s been married to her husband, John, for 20 years and lives on the North East coast of the UK. She works part-time during school hours but… Read More New Motherhood
Recently my 5-year old has enjoyed hearing stories about when I was pregnant with him. He knows that he “grew in my belly” and he thinks it’s absolutely hilarious that he used to kick and punch me from the inside. He is fascinated when I tell him that I used to see his little fists and… Read More A Baby Comes Out of a Woman’s Vagina
So we all know that there are really two options when giving birth, right?? We either do it the “natural” way, which is vaginal, or we have a c-section. Simple. Two options. Some women have the choice of which option they want to go with, some don’t. Some want the “all-natural” experience, without the assistance… Read More Vaginal Birth vs. C-Section: Which one is the “real” deal?
Four years ago, I gave birth to my daughter via c-section after hours of painful labor and then hearing the dreaded phrase, “Failure to progress,” come out of my OB’s mouth. After the dust had settled and I had a chance to think about what transpired during my labor and delivery, I was left feeling… Read More My Empowered C-section
One of our fabulous bloggers just had her new baby girl last week at The Hospital of Central Connecticut. She had given birth there previously and had a great experience so decided that’s where she wanted to give birth for the second time. Everything went well, her birth went great and the doctors and nurses… Read More Bye-Bye Hospital Nurseries?
I cannot believe that I am writing about my daughter’s first birthday party when it seems like just yesterday she was born. Before I became a mother I remember women telling me that the first year would go by so fast and it surely has. Call me crazy, but I have been planning her birthday… Read More 1st Birthday Party Planning: Excel Sheet Style
Warning: This is potentially triggering to other mommas who had traumatic birth experiences This past weekend my husband said to me “Hey Michelle, can we get rid of these pills?” At first I had no idea what he was talking about because I’m not taking any medication and then when I saw the pill bottle… Read More Memories of Birth Trauma Past
On the weekend’s we “throwback” to older but still awesome posts! Post Written by Melanie Dunn – originally published September 2011 So by now, if you haven’t noticed by my discussions on homebirth and breastfeeding, I am sort of into natural family living/attachment parenting (i.e., fancy names for hippie stuff having to do with kids), and all… Read More I Ate My Placenta (and Other Stories My Husband Doesn’t Want Me to Tell You).
This flyer is for the local (New London) rally taking place on Labor Day next week as part of a national event, the National Rally for Change, seeking to raise awareness about the need for evidence-based maternity care and birth practices in our hospitals. Brandy Lewis is a local doula who is spearheading Connecticut’s contribution to… Read More New London, Labor Day: National Rally for Change!
In case you missed our recent media blitz, our Goddess Gathering blog post (written by Dena) went viral a few weeks ago. It amazes me to know that the simple act of taking off our shirts and baring our post-baby bodies was so revolutionary that it gained world-wide attention. And it gained that attention rapidly and… Read More Where Are All the Goddesses?